Dollywood Entrance Sign
May 17, 2022

While a group vacation to the Smoky Mountains is packed with fun, it can be hard to pick out activities that everyone will enjoy. The key to making sure everyone in the gang has a great time is finding attractions that have a little something for everyone! Luckily, there are plenty of fun filled places around town that meet the requirements. Here are 4 of the best attractions in Pigeon Forge for large groups:

1. Dollywood

Amusement parks are always a great option for groups. They have plenty of rides for all ages, plus entertaining shows for those who don’t enjoy the thrill of roller coasters. When you think about theme parks in the Smokies, the first one that probably comes to mind is Dollywood, and for good reason. This Smoky Mountain attraction covers 160 acres in the heart of the Smokies, and features over 50 rides! If you have young kids in your group, there are plenty of rides for children, most of which are located in the Country Fair section of the park. For the older folks, Dollywood is packed with exciting roller coasters, including Lightning Rod and the Mystery Mine! The variety of rides and activities makes Dollywood one of the best attractions in Pigeon Forge!

2. The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge

As your group explores the Pigeon Forge Parkway, you will definitely want to stop by The Island, which features a ton of thrilling attractions, shops, and restaurants. If you are looking for things that your group can do together, put your skills to the test at The Escape Game. This mind puzzling activity presents your crew with a set of clues to solve a puzzle and “escape” a hidden room, but you only have 1 hour to do so! Some of the other group activities at The Island include The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, SkyFly: Soar America, and Battleground: Tactical Laser Tag.

3. WonderWorks

WonderWorks is a fun museum-like attraction for all ages! We promise this is unlike any other museum you have ever visited before. It is easy to locate, just look for the upside down house sitting on the side of the Parkway. Once you enter inside, you are in for a ton of mind blowing facts and exhibits, including feeling what it’s like to be in a hurricane! Some of the other fun activities at WonderWorks include The Bed of Nails, the Bubble Lab, and Earthquake Cafe. After you make your way through the museum, be sure to check out the gift shop for all your Smoky Mountain souvenirs!

4. Rockin’ Raceway

Rockin' Raceway arcade in Pigeon Forge

No matter how old you are, everyone gets excited about a trip to the arcade. This is a great activity for groups because each person can play the games that interest them the most. Adults will love some of the classic games at Rockin’ Raceway, including the jumbo sized Pac-Man machine. For the younger guests, the arcade features the latest arcade hits, including a virtual reality motion-seat roller coaster. After you have racked up on points and prizes, you can head outside to satisfy your need for speed on the go kart track.

Now that you know about the best attractions in Pigeon Forge for groups, browse through our group cabins in the Smoky Mountains to stay close to all the action. We look forward to seeing you soon!